Skip to main content

The School Is On Lockdown

I have received many surprising texts but none compare to picking up my phone and reading the sentence "The school is on Lockdown."
On the afternoon of May 6, 2016, that text came across my and my wife's phones. Our daughter had just learned that her school was on lockdown and texted us with her iPad.


What's the best sentence out of these two conversations? "I'm glad that He is."

Context can be everything. Being in a frightening situation is just that...frightening. However, when you know that God is control, that He is bigger than any situation, and that He is on your side...that's life-changing  context.

Any parent reading that text from their child would be alarmed but knowing that God is in control, that He is bigger than that situation, and that He is on our side...that's mind-easing context.

Typing my response to G, I wanted to reach out to my wife and search online for a news update. Yet, I had a peace that my little girl was fine. She was safe.

Frightening situations will come but I cannot imagine facing those without God's context.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

I Can Honestly Say Jon Is My Best Friend

At the beginning of this year, these were Kate Gosselin's words in an interview with Today's Christian Woman : "I can honestly say Jon is my best friend." Kate also says, "When the babies were born, I was well aware that our marriage could crumble. It was close to doing so at times. But we survived that first year. And then the second one. And then each year after that. Even though the issues have changed, it's never gotten easier. "But Jon and I are more determined than ever that we're in this together. We've told our kids many times that we're always going to be a family. There are no other options. Sure, Jon and I take our stress out on each other, and no, that's not always good or healthy. But we work hard as a team every day."

Why The Hate For Jon & Kate?

This is a bit odd for me to write a post about "Jon & Kate Plus Eight." The only reason I watch the show is if Kim has Netflixed a season (we don't get TLC) and I'm relaxing with her. Kim's a fan of it and has read Kate's book. But why this post? This family lives in our neighbor-state Pennsylvania, Kim and I concluded that Jon's personality is very similar to mine, and I'm sick of all the trash about them on the web and in the blogosphere.

So God's Work Might Be Displayed

Rousing from an unplanned nap near 1am Saturday, my cellphone blinks in receipt of a message. I assume it's spam to the work email account. Instead, it's a text message from 12:22am. It reads: Baby Pierce got his angel wings today at 3 o clock. News began to circulate around 4pm and trickled to Caringbridge at 11:40pm Friday night. An outpouring of love to the family was already in progress on Facebook and continued through the weekend.